George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards

Winners Announced for 2016 Krambles Competition

COL.CUPPA.UTC.CTT.SM.REDFour University of Illinois at Chicago PhD candidates earned cash awards for participating in the 2016 George Krambles Transportation Scholarship Awards program managed by the Urban Transportation Center. The official announcement of winners was made by UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj January 9 during the UTC and CUPPA Alumni reception held in conjunction with the 2017 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to these transportation research scholars for their winning entries:

First Place winner Ramin Shabanpour and UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj.

First Place winner Ramin Shabanpour and UTC Director Dr. P.S. Sriraj.

1st Place: Ramin Shabanpour for paper on: “Modeling Heterogeneity in Discrete Choice Models: Application of Latent-Segmentation Approach in Joint Modeling of Travel Mode and Departure Time Choice Behavior.”

2nd Place: Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for paper on: Transportation Network Equilibrium for Multimodal Travel: A New Equilibrium Problem with Equilibrium Constraints Framework.

3rd Place (tie): Moyin Li for paper on: “Mobility Disadvantage and Face-to-Face Social Meetings.”

3rd Place (tie): Jaeyong Shin for paper on: “The Causes of Declining VMT Among Young People.”

Thanks to these PhD and graduate student researchers who also participated in the 2016 competition:

  • Bhaumik Gowande: “Impact Analysis for the proposed Ashland Bus Rapid Transit System, Chicago IL.”
  • Nabin Kafle: “Modeling Flight Delay Propogation: A New Analytical Econometric Approach.”
  • Yaye Kieta: “Gendered Mobility: Reshaping the Geography of Workdays During Non-Workdays.”
  • Shanyu Zhou: “Control of Connected Vehicles with Heterogeneous Communications.”

The competition was open to any Ph.D. or second-year Master’s degree candidate student within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, College of Engineering, College of Business Administration or School of Public Health who is studying transportation, or a UTC Graduate Research Assistant working during the Fall 2016 semester.

Scholarship program celebrated 10th year under management by the UTC

2015 Krambles Award Winners

Ramin Shabanpour Anbarani and Ahmadreza Talebian at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association Reception January 12 held during the 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington.

Ramin Shabanpour Anbarani and Ahmadreza Talebian at the UTC and CUPPA Alumni Association Reception January 12 held during the 2016 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington.

1st Place: Ahmadreza Talebian for the paper: “Capacity Allocation in Vertically Integrated Railway Systems: A Sequential Bargaining Game Approach With Focus on the U.S. Context.”

2nd Place: Mohamadhossein Noruzoliaee for the paper: “Infrastructure Investment Decisions in Multimodal Intercity Transportation Networks: An Equilibrium Approach.” Click here to download the paper.

3rd place: Ramin Shabanpour Anbarani for the paper: “Expanding the Applicability of Random Regret Minimization: An Exploratory Analysis in the Context of Travel Mode Choice in the Greater Chicago Area.” Click here to download the paper.

 

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